So, there’s about 1.5 weeks until school begins. Since I’ve returned from my trip, I’ve done basically nothing regarding school. I’ve checked and responded to email. That’s it. I haven’t set foot on campus. I haven’t cracked open a syllabus or assignment sheet. I don’t think I could have until after we dropped Geeky Boy off. That moment weighed more heavily than I thought. I’m resisting calling him right now to see how his first night went. Yes, I’m that mom.
Now I think I’m ready to dive back in. So here’s what’s left:
- 8th grade prep–all of it, videos included. I have a rough schedule. Now I need to put in some details.
- Physical computing–need to make a schedule and plan at least the first few weeks. Waiting for the book to arrive.
- Intro to CS–I have the first few weeks laid out. Need to go over that again. This will be my third time teaching it. Mostly it’s just tweaking at this point.
- Need to work on our Haiku site. We’re set up. I need to see where we are with getting classes and students in, and transfer the teachers’ courses who worked on an individual Haiku site (including me). Training is Monday. Yikes!
- Classroom. Need to unpack and set up and hope that the requested work on it has been done.
I think that’s enough for now. I have a bit of a break in that my wacky schedule means I don’t have class really the first week. I meet my CS classes for about 20-30 minutes the first day, but then not again until the following week, thanks to Rosh Hashanah. That gives me some time to get some prep and other work done. It’s still going to be some day-to-day prep, I’m sure. But I like having a general plan so that I can at least say, “Oh, tomorrow we’re doing X.” Then I can fill in the details as I go. My mantra for now: It will all get done.